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HI 5004 Marketing Management
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The faculty offers a Bachelor of Business, a Bachelor of Professional Accounting, a Master of Professional Accounting, a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Business.
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At Holmes Institute, the Master of Business Administration, the Graduate Diploma in Business and the Master of Professional Accounting offer domestic and international students the opportunity to study a set of contemporary subjects in the field of business. These subjects prepare students for the challenges in business environments of the 21st century. These programs emphasize the global and cross-cultural dimensions of business. Teaching utilizes a combination of delivery methods and includes critical analysis and case study methods. A combination of exams, case studies and company analysis are used in assessment.
The Masters' programs of Holmes Institute focus on:
• Developing career related capabilities
• Emphasis on business numeracy and literacy
• Managerial proficiency
• The new economy
• Leadership
• Entrepreneurship
• Social responsibility and ethics.
Welcome to HI5004 where we study Marketing Management. Marketing begins and ends with the customers. It is about meeting their needs profitably and building relationships.
Marketing Management aims to get, keep and grow customers. It involves choosing a target market, crafting a unique positioning for the product/service, getting the “marketing mix” right, building brand equity, and creating, communicating and delivering superior customer value.
I look forward to sharing the exciting world of marketing, consumers and brands with you
Jas Paul Chawla
Subject Coordinator
Kotler, Keller and Burton’s book on Marketing Management talks about marketing in the 21st century as follows: “Marketing is everywhere. Formally or informally, people and organisations engage in a vast number of activities that we could call marketing. Effective marketing has become an increasingly vital ingredient for business success. And marketing profoundly affects our day-to-day lives. It is embedded in everything we do – from the clothes we wear, to the websites we click on, to the ads we see.”
The purpose of this subject is to provide an understanding of marketing management and to introduce students to the principles and practices of marketing, from both a local and international perspective. The course covers various topics, including: Defining marketing; the role of market research in marketing; building strong brands; applying the 4P’s/7P’s of the marketing mix; goods versus services marketing and, integrated marketing communications (IMC).
Upon successful completion of this subject, you will have:
1. An understanding of the theory and practice of marketing management;
2. An understanding of how marketing tools are applied in a variety of business settings;
3. An understanding of how marketing strategy is formulated from market intelligence;
4. Enhanced problem-solving and decision-making abilities in relation to market analysis;
5. An understanding of how companies organize their marketing programs and manage these activities effectively.
Awards Duration Core/Elective Subject weight
BBus, BPA 1 semester Core 3 credit points
Mode of delivery On campus
Prerequisites Nil
Workload Students are expected to attend all classes
Delivery 2 hrs of lectures and 1 hr tutorial or equivalent
Independent study 5 hrs

Subject Coordinator and Lecturer Sydney Campus
02) 9299 1400 Jas Paul Chawla Consultation times
Tue 10 to 12
Wed 2 to 4
Fri 2 to 4
Dushyant Singh Lecturer at Brisbane campus
Alex Kouznetsov
Lecturer at Melbourne campus 03) 9662 2055
* Other times by appointment
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sydney Campus 10 to 12 2 to 4 2 to 4
Melbourne Campus TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
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Individual Essay Week 6 20%
Group assignment (Report & Presentation) Week 10&11 30%
Final Exam Exam Week 50%
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High Distinction HD 80% and above
Distinction D 70 – 79%
Credit CR 60 – 69%
Pass P 50 – 59%
Fail NN 0-45% (did not meet the standard required according to the learning outcomes in the Subject Guide )
Faculty Pass* FP 46 – 49% (awarded by Board of Examiners)
Supplementary Exam Granted (a temporary grade) NS Supplementary examination granted
Deferred Exam (a temporary grade) ND Officially Deferred examination
Fail NA Student did not submit any work according to the schedule in the Subject Guide
Result Withheld RW Additional assessment and/or work required
Result Withheld WH Outstanding fees or non-return of Holmes Institute materials
* This grade is sometimes referred to as a conceded pass at other institutions
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1. Assessment 1: Individual Essay
Weighting: 20%
Length: 1500 words
Due Date: Week 6
From discussions and material presented during lectures, write an essay to demonstrate your theoretical understanding and practical application of Marketing. Each student is to select one of the essay topics below and write an essay of 1500 words, to be submitted in Week 5. The essay must be referenced with relevant up-to-date sources.
1. Why is it important to do market research and adjust the marketing mix when entering into a foreign market? Explain the theory and then give practical examples of how some companies have already adjusted their marketing mix in foreign markets. Also, explain what advice you would give the marketing team of “Vegemite” - if they wanted to launch this product in a foreign market such as South Africa (or a market of your choice), where people do not know the product/brand.

Marking Criteria for Individual Essay
Assessment Criteria Maximum Scored
Discussion of relevant issues, theories and concepts for the chosen topic for essay 8
Demonstrated understanding, logic and reasoning evidenced in essay 6
Application of theories/concepts to industry/real products/services. And other relevant examples and ideas provided by the student to demonstrate an understanding of the theory 3
Style, structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation, referencing 3
Total 20

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